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William Christian HORNBERGER

William Christian HORNBERGER

Male 1856 - 1917  (61 years)

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  • Name William Christian HORNBERGER 
    Birth 14 Sep 1856  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Aug 1860  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census Jun 1870  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Congress Ave.
    Residence 1887  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 500 E. 11th
    Residence 1889  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 500 E. 11th
    Residence 1891  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 500 E. 11th
    Census 12 Jun 1900  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Justice Precinct 3
    Baptism Aug 1902  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 28 Apr 1910  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • an inmate in the State Lunatic Asylum
    Occupation Stock Farmer 
    Occupation Stove Dealer 
    Occupation Tinner 
    Cause of death Hypostatic Pneumonia 
    Death 9 Oct 1917  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • at 5:45 p.m. at the State Lunatic Asylum
    Burial 11 Oct 1917  Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Plot: Section G
    Person ID I3928  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2021 

    Father Jacob C. HORNBERGER,   b. Abt 1829, Germany Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jan 1911, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Dorothy BENGENER,   b. 2 Apr 1836, Germany Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Aug 1913, Laredo, Webb, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 6 Dec 1855  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Divorce Yes, date unknown  [11
    Family ID F8797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna VON ROSENBERG,   b. 10 Oct 1860, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Jul 1932, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 9 Oct 1881  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. William Christian HORNBERGER, Jr.,   b. 1 Sep 1882, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Oct 1966, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
    +2. Robert Charles HORNBERGER,   b. 22 Sep 1884, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Jan 1923, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years)
    +3. Ernest HORNBERGER,   b. 11 Jun 1886, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Apr 1974, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
    +4. Otto George HORNBERGER,   b. 14 Sep 1888, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Feb 1958, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
    +5. Annie Laurie HORNBERGER,   b. 22 Sep 1890, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Aug 1989, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years)
    +6. Wallie Mae HORNBERGER,   b. 22 Jun 1893, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jun 1966, Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
     7. Paul HORNBERGER,   b. 27 Feb 1896, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Sep 1966, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
    +8. Hugo HORNBERGER,   b. 7 Jun 1897, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1986, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
     9. Dorothy Augusta HORNBERGER,   b. 22 Jan 1901, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jul 1908, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 7 years)
    Family ID F2761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2011 

  • Photos
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law
    William C. Hornberger, Sr.
    William C. Hornberger, Sr.

    Documents
    Advertisement, c.1880, for W. C. Hornberger's stove store
    Advertisement, c.1880, for W. C. Hornberger's stove store

    Headstones
    Hornberger, W.C. Sr.
    Hornberger, W.C. Sr.
    Plot: Annex, Section G

  • Notes 
    • “William's father was Jacob Hornberger, an Austin tailor, and his mother Dorothy Bengener, whose parents owned and operated a hardware store in Austin. William started young in the hardware business in the early 1870's. Then, in the years around 1880 or a little sooner, his business failed during a depression.

      “He then went into the sheet metal business. They were called ‘tinners’ in those days, and did roofing, etc. William soon did well enough to court and marry Anna von Rosenberg. His ready wit and humor made them very congenial. Tall, blond and blue-eyed, he was a conscientious, hard-working husband and father.

      “In 1894 William suffered a severe sunstroke while erecting a tin roof and working hard to finish it before an approaching thunderstorm set in. He apparently recovered. The doctor, however, forbade his doing any more roofing, so he moved his family to Fiskville where he engaged in stock farming. He never entirely recovered, however, and died in 1917.” [12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Death Records, File #29508.

    2. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 44.

    3. [S9] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Travis County, Texas, p. 282(b), line 25.

    4. [S12] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Travis County, Texas, ED 111, p. 6A, line 37.

    5. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Travis County, Texas, p. 269(b), line 28.

    6. [S11] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Travis County, Texas, ED 136, p. 1, line 27.

    7. [S52] Ancestry.com, Austin, Texas Directory, 1887-1892, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000).

    8. [S13] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Travis County, Texas, ED 136, p. 10B, line 93.

    9. [S1414] Find A Grave, Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA, 9 May 2011.

    10. [S1315] FamilySearch, Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973, Source film: 978164.

    11. [S12] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Travis County, Texas, ED 94, p. 13B, line 67.

    12. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 45.